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Three apartment buildings in Voorburg won the Dutch renovation price under the durability category

In Voorburg (NL) 120 apartments in three buildings insulated with polystyrene won the national renovation price under the durability category. The prize is awarded for projects that set examples in energy efficient renovation, where...
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The THERMCO project: low-energy cooling and thermal comfort

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2009, pages 51-54
This article presents a detailed analysis of thermal comfort in 6 low-energy non-residential buildings in Germany for the cooling period. The investigated buildings use the ground as heat sink in combination with thermo-active building...
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Recent trends and developments regarding summer comfort and low energy cooling in Greece

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2009, pages 48-50
This article presents the actual state of the art in the field of summer comfort and passive cooling of buildings in Greece. It discusses the penetration of air-conditioning systems and problems linked to the use of mechanical cooling. It...
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Free cooling for buildings

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2009, pages 42-47
This article shows the effects of free-cooling on the building thermal load. It describes the various free-cooling methods: dry free-cooling, direct and indirect evaporative free-cooling. It gives information about the effect of free-...
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Standards for energy performance of buildings, products and systems

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2009, pages 34-36
This article gives a brief of European standadisation activities, mainly in the field of ventilation and air handling in buildings, in relation to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. It also gives some thoughts about the impact...
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Inspections of air-conditioning systems in Slovenia

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2009, pages 27-31
This article presents an overview of air conditioning systems in Slovenia and provides details about their inspection procedure: documentation overview, visual inspection and report.
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New energy regulations from EU

REHVA Journal. Volume 45, Issue 4, December 2008, pages 17-20
Interview of Mrs Pirjo-Liisa Koskimäki, Head of the Energy Efficiency Unit at DG TREN (Directorate-General of Energy and Transport - European Commission) by Olli Seppänen, Secretary General of REHVA (Federation of European Heating and Air-...
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Contrasting the principles of EP requirements and calculation methods in EU Member States

REHVA Journal. Volume 45, Issue 4, December 2008, pages 22-24 and 26-28
This article focuses on comparing the energy performance regulation in new buildings in 21 European countries and shows which approaches are used in the Member States to direct the construction sector towards improved energy performance.
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Concerted Action "Supporting transposition and implementation of the Directive 2002/91/EC" - CA - EPBD (2005 - 2007) - Annex 2: Inspections of Boilers and Air Conditioners

According to the EPBD, European Member States must implement mandatory inspections of boilers and air-conditioning systems, above certain threshold power levels, depending on type of equipment or fuel, as well as of heating systems when...
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Building AdVent project demonstrates advanced ventilation technologies for good indoor climate and energy performance

REHVA Journal. Volume 45, Issue 4, December 2008, pages 48-53
TheBuilding AdVent project has made an attempt to find 18 excellent non-residential buildings with advanced ventilation technologies from all over Europe. The project has the objective of disseminating information to designers on...
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Low energy building retrofit of a commercial building from 1960

A building refurbishment of a commercial building from 1960, publicly sponsored by the German Ministry of Economy and Technology within the EnOB research initiative was done by the Remscheider Entsorgungsbetriebe (REB). By the...
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Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report

$155 billion was invested in 2008 in clean energy companies and projects worldwide—not including large hydro, according to the report. Of this $13.5 billion of new private investment went into companies developing and scaling-up new...
Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2009 Report provides an overview of capital flows and an analysis of the trends in sustainable energy investment activity. The report was prepared for the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP)...
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Turkish energy policy

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 28-31
The article provides information about the Turkish laws and regulations about energy, including energy in buildings.
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Implementation of the EPBD in EU Member States

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, page 27
This article gives information about the works of the EPBD Concerted Action (EPBD) and the available reports.
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The Improvement Energy Efficiency of Latvian Buildings - results of the ECOLISH Project

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 49-51
ECOLISH (Energy exploitation and performance contracting for low income and social housing) is a European project which aims to promote energy efficiency in low income and social housing). A european pilot model for energy exploitation and...
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Trends in heating and cooling

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 32-35
Future trends in buildings heating and cooling systems are affected by environmental and energy requirements, changes in the population structure and consumer behaviour, urbanisation and the increasing significance of renovation and...
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Comparing energy performance requirements over Europe

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 51-54
This article summarises the results of the preliminary study on comparing the energy performance requirement levels between EU Member States, which is one of the tasks of the ASIEPI European Project.
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E(2)PBD - Energy and environmental performance of buildings - REHVA investigations

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 55-58
A survey was performed by REHVA to understand the current situation in the different Europan countries about sustainability assessment methods for buildings. This article analyses the results of this survey.
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EURIMA position on the recast of the EPBD - An EU roadmap for the buildings to become climate savers instead of energy wasters

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 22-26
This article gives the opinion of EURIMA (The European Association of Insulation Manufacturers) about the recast of the EPBD.
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Problemy obliczeń mostków cieplnych w przegrodach

The article discusses difficulties concerning calculating thermal bridges in partition walls. Polish norms PN-EN ISO for dealing with the problem of thermal bridges are presented and commented upon. Translation of the title : Difficulties...